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The Nevada County Arts Council kicks off its first annual Arts Convergence conference in Grass Valley, CA, on Saturday, November 17, with Nancy J. Fox, a/k/a Negotiation Fox,  a negotiation training and consulting firm, among its esteemed speakers.

According to Brian Buckley, Executive Director of the Nevada County Arts Council, “Arts Convergence 2012 is an amazing collection of presentations designed to inform and inspire artists and arts organizations.”  The day-long conference at Sierra College features 15 workshops and two general sessions that will “lift the spirits, skills and expertise of artists of all genre and experience levels.”

The theme for the conference is ABC:  Arts Build Communities.  Participants will be able to choose from sessions of general interest and sessions specifically geared towards literary, performing, and visual artists. Some workshops will enhance specific artistic skills, and a number are geared toward helping arts organizations.

Negotiation Fox’s Artful Negotiating:  How to Value your Work and Talk with Clients, Vendors, and Suppliers, is included among the general interest sessions.  When asked about her participation at the conference, Fox said, “This conference is truly groundbreaking in its scope, and I am honored to be a part of it.”

Thanks to a grant from the California Arts Council’s State-Local Partner Program, artists can attend Arts Convergence 2012 for only $45 ($30 for NCArts members!)  For further information or to register, please go to:NCArts’ website at: nevadacountyarts.org.  You can also email to: workshops@nevadacountyarts.org.

Nevada County Arts is a member-supported, all-volunteer organization that acts as advocate and liaison to city, county and state government, chambers of commerce and other regional organizations. The mission of NCArts is to facilitate collaborative efforts that promote and sustain the visual, literary and performing arts of Nevada County in order to advance the cultural, social and economic life of our community. To become a member, or for more information please go to nevadacountyarts.org.

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